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Invited talk abstracts [PDF]

Tuesday, 2 April 2002

INTRODUCTORY SESSION

Welcome, Opening Remarks & Workshop Goals, AURA and Co-Chairs

CONTEXT: ASTRONOMICAL FACILITIES & CAPABILITIES IN 2010-2020

Session Chair: Bill Smith, AURA

Speaker: Phil Crane, NASA Headquarters
Title: Building the Vision of the Future in Space Astronomy & Physics

Speaker: Alvaro Gimenez, ESTEC, The Netherlands
Title: The Future of Optical Astronomy in ESA's Science Programme

Speaker: Roberto Gilmozzi, ESO Munich, Germany
Title: Ground-based Astronomy in 2010-2020

CONTEXT: KEY PROBLEMS IN ASTROPHYSICS 2010-2020

Session Chair: Bruce Margon, STScI

Speaker: Alan Dressler, Carnegie Observatory
Title: The Optical-IR Astronomy Landscape in 2015

Speaker: Martin Harwitt, Cornell University
Title: Thoughts on a Powerful New Ultraviolet Facility

Speaker: Mike Shull, University of Colorado at Boulder
Title: Highlights of the SUVO Study

STELLAR ASTROPHYSICS AND EVOLUTION

Session Chair: Sally Heap, GSFC

Speaker: Peter Garnavich, University of Notre Dame
Title: The Future of Supernova Research

Speaker: John Hutchings, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
Title: Accretion Binaries and Other Stellar Problems

Speaker: Andrea Dupree, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Title: Cool Stars And The Future

Speaker: Guiseppe Bono, Observatory of Rome, Italy
Title: Evolutionary and Pulsational Properties of Intermediate-Mass Stars: Current Odds and Future Perspectives

STAR AND PLANET FORMATION

Session Chair: Rich Kron, Chicago

Speaker: Lee Hartmann, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Title: Problems in Star and Planet Formation

Speaker: Michael Meyer, University of Arizona, Steward Observatory
Title: Beyond the Cosmic Veil: Space-based Star and Planet Formation Research after SIRTF & NGST

Speaker: Glen Schneider, University of Arizona, Steward Observatory
Title: High Contrast Imaging and the Disk/Planet Connection

Wednesday, 3 April 2002

OUR SOLAR SYSTEM

Session Chair: Paul Feldman, JHU

Speaker: Walter Harris, University of Wisconsin
Title: Solar System UV/Optical Astronomy & the Future of Space-based Observations [PDF (11MB)]

Speaker: John Clarke, Boston University
Title: HST Observations of Planetary Atmospheres [PDF (4MB)]

Speaker: Melissa McGrath, STScI, Baltimore
Title: Solar System: Satellites and Summary [PDF (2MB)]

EXTRASOLAR PLANETS

Session Chair: John Trauger, JPL

Speaker: Chas Beichman, JPL, Pasadena
Title: NASA's Origins Theme: Results from TPF Architecture Studies

Speaker: Mark Clampin, STScI, Baltimore
Title: Strategies for Extra-Solar Planet Characterization with Large Aperture Telescopes

Speaker: Wes Traub, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Title: Extra-solar Planets and Biomarkers

Speaker: Jonathan Lunine, University of Arizona, Lunar & Planetary Laboratory
Title: The Occurrence and Observability of Giant Planets and Terrestrial Planets Around Other Stars [PDF (3MB)]

NEARBY GALAXIES AND STELLAR POPULATIONS

Session Chair: Carol Christian, STScI

Speaker: Mike Rich, UCLA
Title: Stellar Populations Science in the Era Beyond Hubble and NGST

Speaker: Eva Grebel, MPI for Astronomy, Heidleberg
Title: Evolutionary Processes in Galaxies

Speaker: Harry Ferguson, STScI, Baltimore
Title: Stellar Population Challenges for the Next Decade

THE INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM & INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM

Session Chair: Blair Savage, Wisconsin

Speaker: Jill Bechtold, University of Arizona, Steward Observatory
Title: Studies of the IGM with the Next Generation Space Facility

Speaker: Jason Prochaska, Carnegie Observatory
Title: Probing Chemical Evolution, Dust Formation, Nucleo-synthesis, and Star Formation in the ISM of z < 1 Galaxies

Speaker: Jane Charlton, Penn State University
Title: Studying the Gaseous Phases of Galaxies with Background QSOs

Speaker: Ken Sembach, STScI, Baltimore
Title: Probing Baryons in Galactic Halos and Gas Near Galaxies

Speaker: Jeff Linsky, University of Colorado at Boulder
Title: Precise measurements of Hydrogen, Deuterium, and Metals and the structure and physics of the Nearby Interstellar Medium

Thursday, 4 April 2002

BLACK HOLES, AGNs, AND GALACTIC CENTERS

Session Chair: Duccio Macchetto, STScI

Speaker: Laura Ferrarese, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Title: The Formation and Evolution of Super-Massive Black Holes

Speaker: Tim DeZeeuw, Sterrewacht Leiden, The Netherlands
Title: Integral-Field Spectroscopy of Galactic Nuclei

Speaker: Brad Peterson Ohio State University
Title: The Structure and Energetics of Active Galactic Nuclei [PDF (216KB)]

DISTANT GALAXIES AND PHYSICAL EVOLUTION OF GALAXIES

Session Chair: Don York, Chicago

Speaker: Matthias Steinmetz, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam
Title: Galaxy Formation Now and Then [PDF (5MB)]

Speaker: Kurt Adelberger, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Title:

Speaker: Rachel Somerville, University of Michigan
Title: A Theorist's Wish List: What We Want to Know About Galaxy Formation and How Hubble's Successor Can Help [PDF (2MB)]

Speaker: Erica Ellingson, University of Colorado at Boulder
Title: Galaxies in Groups and Clusters: Linking Mega-Parsec to Parsec Scales [PDF (5MB)]

COSMOLOGY, DARK MATTER, AND DARK ENERGY

Session Chair: Bill Oergerle, GSFC

Speaker: Chris Kochanek, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Title: Gravitational Lenses [PDF (340KB)]

Speaker: Mike Turner, The University of Chicago
Title: Dark Matter and Dark Energy: The Critical Questions

TECHNOLOGY

Session Chair: Jim Green, University of Colorado

Speaker: Harley Thronson, NASA Headquarters
Title: Long-Range Technology Planning in NASA's Office of Space Science

Speaker: Larry Simmons, JPL, Pasadena
Title: Technology Considerations: The First Steps [PDF (66KB)]

Speaker: Bruce Woodgate, NASA GSFC
Title: UV and Optical Detectors for Space - Progress and Prospects

Speaker: Tone Peacock, ESTEC, The Netherlands
Title: Superconducting Tunneling Junctions for Optical-UV Astronomy

Speaker: David Spergel, Princeton University Observatory
Title: Coronagraphs for Terrestial Planet Finding

Speaker: Ph. Gondoin, ESTEC, The Netherlands
Title: The Darwin-GENIE Experiment: An ESA-ESO Partnership [PS (4MB)]

Friday, 5 April 2002

TECHNOLOGY

Session Chair: David Leckrone, GSFC

Speaker: Jerry Nelson, Lick Observatory
Title: The Potential of Ground Based Telescopes [PDF (2MB)]

Speaker: Roger Angel, University of Arizona, Steward Observatory
Title: Ground vs. Space Platforms for Future Large Optical/Infrared Telescopes [PDF (4MB)]

Speaker: Joe Rothenberg, formerly NASA Headquarters
Title: Human Construction and Servicing of Space Observatories Beyond Low Earth Orbit

Speaker: Steve Kilston, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp
Title: Large-Optics Technology Lessons from Ball's NGST and TPF Programs [PDF (3MB)]

Speaker: John Mather, NASA GSFC
Title: Starting a New Project: Thoughts from NGST [PDF (1MB)]

SUMMARY & CONCLUDING REMARKS

Science Summary Session Chair: Rob Kennicutt, Arizona

Speaker: Jeremy Mould, NOAO, Tucson [PDF (850KB)]

Speaker: Steve Beckwith, STScI, Baltimore [PDF (2MB)]

Technology Summary Session Chair: Garth Illingworth, UCSC

Speaker: Jim Crocker, Lockheed Martin

Speaker: Hashima Hasan, NASA Headquarters [PDF (38KB)]